Rihanna has been quietly taking over the world in 2015. From landing the covers of Harper's Bazaar, the 10th anniversary issue of W Korea, AnOther magazine, Harper's Bazaar China, and i-D, to hanging with her maybe-bae Leonardo DiCaprio, dropping one of the hottest songs of the year with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and inspiring a superfan to cover her body in Rihanna tattoos, things have been going well for RiRi, and it looks like it will only get better.
According to WWD, Rihanna will star in the fourth episode of Dior's "Secret Garden" film and print campaign. The campaign was shot in Versailles by photographer Steven Klein and is scheduled for release in the spring. Several news outlets, including the International Business Times, are reporting that Rihanna will be the first Black woman to sign a deal with Dior. The company has come under fire in the past for only hiring white models for runway shows, a trend that persisted until 2013. Casting director James Scully told Buzzfeed at the time that he thought Dior deserved a "D- on ethnic diversity. I feel the Dior cast is just so pointedly white that it feels deliberate. I watch that show and it bothers me — I almost can’t even concentrate on the clothes because of the cast."
Stay tuned for a look at the campaign when it hits.